I met 3 of my blog friends for lunch today! Betsy from The Simple Life of a Queen, was in town to see her baby granddaughter so we sent out the word for a lunch get-together. Gracie from One Saylor's Log (far right next to Betsy) joined us and also Taci from Taci's Studio. Betsy lives in Spokane, Gracie out near Sandy, Taci in Clackamas and I live in Corbett. It's been SO fun to make friends first on our blogs, and then "in real life". I taught Taci how to do a blog post from her iPhone while we were sitting there and also taught Gracie and Betsy how to post their blogs on Facebook. Everyone was happy to learn new things and we had a great lunch!Taci brought a cute little sheep she'd designed and crocheted to show us. I thought of my blog friend Meredith from Mereknits when I saw this. I bet she could make one!
Again, we all stuck little treasures in our bags to give to each other. Taci's husband is a coffee roaster and she brought us these bags of fresh roasted coffee beans.. you can order your own roasted beans from her husband's website!! I can't wait to try it in the morning! Betsy brought each of us these Lucy inspired crocheted ornaments and Gracie gave each of us one of her crocheted snowflakes! How fun are these ladies? I gave each of the girls a tiny little skein of glittery cotton yarn.
After lunch we had a group hug and Taci headed to a doctor's appointment and Betsy, Gracie and I headed to a JoAnn's Fabric Superstore on 82nd. We had fun finding things we "needed". I got a new dotted shopping bag to carry my goodies in - a huge skein of colorful cotton yarn, 5 skeins of the yarn I made my shawl from, and I'm going to make a matching hat, some 1.5 inch hoops for making little crocheted wreathes, some pin backs and some cotton perle cotton for making my crocheted hearts.
This yarn is in a huge skein.. I will be able to make many dishcloths with this!
The Serenity yarn is so soft.
This red embroider cotton is what I use to make my Scandinavian hearts - have you tried making some?I finally found a proper family for my dollhouse on eBay and they arrived yesterday. I will set them up in the house tomorrow. That will be fun!
Mom and Dad are very handsome.
The nanny with the 3 children - hubby and I noticed that the baby looks more like the nanny than mom. :-)
I thought you might like an update on the chickens. I am perturbed about something. We bought the pretty speckled hen under the assurance that it was a Ameracauna who would lay mint green eggs. We are now getting 2 eggs a day - BOTH BROWN - and she's the one laying the 2nd brown egg. Harumph. I have no idea what breed she is. Of course we'll keep her, but this Spring I will be finding a certified green egg chicken. :-) No eggs from the Wyandotte or the Cuckoo Maran (dark brown eggs) - as yet. Dayle put a light in their henhouse to extend the day 2 hours to keep the chickens laying and it's working!
So.. how was your Christmas? Ours was just dandy. We keep the tree up until New Years Day - when I take all the decorations off and the tree goes upstairs to the storage room. I like doing it that day as it makes me feel like we're making a new start with clear surfaces and a new look. We're going to start eating more healthy -- after we get rid of all the goodies around here. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
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